Old Fashioned Holidays at the Museum

The Superstition Mountain Museum’s Holiday Boutiques will make your holidays bright. The weekend of Saturday and Sunday, November 26 and 27, means big holiday shopping and savings opportunities. It also is a great opportunity to get the family into the Holiday Spirit by enjoying all of the old-fashioned decorations that blanket the barn and museum site each year.

The annual Old-Fashioned Christmas in the Barn Holiday Boutique features artists and crafters displaying and selling their unique handmade items.

In addition, November 28 is “Museum Store Sunday.” The museum Gift Shop will be participating in an international campaign aimed at encouraging shoppers to do their holiday shopping at their local museum shops in order to find unique items and support local cultural, non-profit institutions. As an added enticement for shoppers, on that day the Gift Shop is having a big sale on jewelry, offering 25% off all of these beautiful pieces that make such special gifts. The sale will include unique investment-quality Native American hand-crafted pieces, and silver jewelry made with amethyst from the Four Peaks Amethyst Mine, the only amethyst mine in Arizona. Combined with the fact that as a non-profit organization, the shop does not charge sales tax, the savings can be very significant.

Apacheland Barn

The Apacheland barn figured prominently in dozens of western films and TV western episodes shot at the original Gold Canyon movie ranch. Along with the “Elvis Chapel,” and the wooden gallows in Dutchman’s Gulch, the barn was donated to the Superstition Mountain Historical Society by the owners of Apacheland, Sue and Ed Birmingham.

It was moved to the museum’s grounds and reconstructed almost entirely of its original materials. The ground level has a number of vehicles on display representing the old west: wagons, Doc Adams’ buggy, and more.  Be sure to visit the new Western Movie exhibit and Charlie’s General Store inside the barn!

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